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Domestic Violence

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded instances of (a) rape and (b) domestic violence there were in each police force area in 2007-08; and what the clean-up rate for each crime was in each force in that year. (256681)

Information on the number of recorded offences of rape and the clear-up rate for these crimes in 2007-08 is given in the following table.

From the information collected centrally on recorded crime, it is not possible to identify recorded cases of domestic violence. Such offences are not specifically defined by law and details of the individual circumstances of offences are not collected.

Rape offences recorded by the police and detection rates by police force area—2007-08

Police force area

Number of rape offences

Detection rate (Percentage)

Avon and Somerset

383

25

Bedfordshire

114

18

British Transport Police

17

18

Cambridgeshire

214

19

Cheshire

149

31

Cleveland

142

30

Cumbria

81

25

Derbyshire

235

28

Devon and Cornwall

402

17

Dorset

210

18

Durham

128

43

Dyfed-Powys

71

20

Essex

296

19

Gloucestershire

141

30

Greater Manchester

784

38

Gwent

177

20

Hampshire

595

21

Hertfordshire

172

22

Humberside

259

22

Kent

404

26

Lancashire

258

30

Leicestershire

343

12

Lincolnshire

162

17

London, City of

3

0

Merseyside

250

22

Metropolitan police

1,919

33

Norfolk

141

21

Northamptonshire

152

21

Northumbria

255

29

North Wales

153

17

North Yorkshire

131

26

Nottinghamshire

230

25

South Wales

264

42

South Yorkshire

235

34

Staffordshire

243

21

Suffolk

170

19

Surrey

148

24

Sussex

309

21

Thames Valley

376

19

Warwickshire

107

22

West Mercia

241

22

West Midlands

827

25

West Yorkshire

626

24

Wiltshire

137

23

England and Wales

12,654

26